Crime & Courts

Wichita man robbed Emprise Bank after teller said they don’t have public restrooms

A Wichita man has admitted to robbing a downtown bank before getting caught by the security guard.

Timothy B. Riggans, 57, pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release. The robbery happened July 30, 2018, at Emprise Bank, 257 N. Broadway.

Riggans admitted in his plea that he first asked a teller to direct him to the restrooms. After the teller said the bank had no public restrooms, Riggans then demanded money.

“I need your 100s, 50s and 20s,” he said, according to the narrative in his plea deal. He reached under his shirt as if he was grabbing a weapon from his waistband.

He left with $2,200, but a bank security guard apprehended him outside. The cash was still in his pocket.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 11, where Riggans could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The plea agreement calls for a sentence of 37 months in prison, 18 months of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment.

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